Cancun is certainly a paradise for beach lovers and sun worshippers, but it is also a little slice of heaven for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and thrill-seekers. We share with you the most incredible attractions that are a most for everyone visiting Cancun.
Swim with whale sharks
Enjoy a wonderful adventure in Cancun while you swim side by side with whale sharks. Every year from June to mid-September, there’s this opportunity to swim with these incredible gentle giants of the sea. Whale sharks, being filter feeders, have no teeth and are not dangerous to humans; therefore swimming with them is probably just as safe as swimming without them. There is no much we can say about this tour, just that it will be an unforgettable experience for the rest of your life!
Isla Mujeres is a small island a short ferry ride from Cancun. If you decide to visit Isla Mujeres to relax on its stunning beaches, taking a left when you leave the ferry port will lead you to one of the best swimming beaches on the island, Playa Norte. This beach offers sparkling white sand and crystal clear water in which you can wade for 10 or more meters without losing the touch of the sand beneath your feet. Furthermore, Isla Mujeres offers other attractions such as a turtle sanctuary and a dolphin center where you can see and even touch these incredible animals. A Mayan temple in honor of the goddess Ixchel can be found on the southern tip of Isla Mujeres.
Be amazed by the beautiful and extraordinary ancient city of Chichen Itza. This is the most important archaeological zone in Yucatan and the most popular among tourist. Chichén Itzá is a UNESCO World Heritage site, made up of many stone buildings in various states of preservation, all connected by a network of roads called sacbeob. The three most well-known of these monument complexes are El Castillo, the Temple of Warriors, and the Great Ball Court.
The highlight of Chichen Itza’s Mayan ruins is the Kukulcan Pyramid, known as El Castillo.
Visit an incredible eco-archaeological park, where you can spend a day in paradise relaxing and enjoying nature, snorkeling, activities, shows and more! Those that have already visited it say that it’s well worth of the time. Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park in Riviera Maya is like a magical journey through Mexico, a charming tour of traditions and nature. You can find many activities for all the family like the aquarium, aviary, bird-breeding area, mushroom farm, orchid garden, inlet lagoon, natural beaches, butterfly pavilion, Mayan village, museum, archaeological sites, an underground river, and so much more! Do not miss the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular night show!
Visit Río Secreto and discover what is like to be a true explorer. It is a natural underground reservoir in Playa del Carmen with crystal clear waters and stunning rock formations. If you feel like exploring a beautiful underground river, Rio Secreto is a must-do tour on your next trip to Cancun or Playa del Carmen. On your visit through Rio Secreto, you will find caverns full of stalactites and stalagmites and you will swim in some sections of the crystal clear underground river.
Cancun’s tours and activities provide memories that will last a lifetime. Check out these tours and our many more attractions we have for you in Cancun and Riviera Maya.